History Film / TheConstantGardener

27th Feb '17 12:38:37 AM Fireblood
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* TheAtoner: Dr. Lorbeer. Justin as well

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* TheAtoner: Dr. Lorbeer. Justin as wellwell.



* ChocolateBaby: teased - in fact Tessa is just nursing another woman's baby.

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* ChocolateBaby: teased Teased - in fact Tessa is just nursing another woman's baby.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler: The Three Bees management. as well as KDH]]

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler: The Three Bees management. management, as well as KDH]]KDH.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: How the conspiracy plans to spin Justin's death
* EnemyMine: As a form of revenge against his ex-paymasters, Kenny Curtis supplies Justin with information- including the whereabouts of a mass grave containing the bodies of Wanza and several hundred other dead test subjects.

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* DrivenToSuicide: How the conspiracy plans to spin Justin's death
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* EnemyMine: As a form of revenge against his ex-paymasters, Kenny Curtis supplies Justin with information- including information-including the whereabouts of a mass grave containing the bodies of Wanza and several hundred other dead test subjects.



* ExactEavesdropping: "a marriage of convenience that only produces dead children" - well, you can't blame him for [[PoorCommunicationKills misinterpreting]] ''that''.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Tessa' s mutilated body is not shown, aside from her bloody hand, we get only vague shots of Blum's equally mangled corpse, [[spoiler: and the camera cuts away just before Justin is gunned down.]]

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* ExactEavesdropping: "a "A marriage of convenience that only produces dead children" - well, you can't blame him for [[PoorCommunicationKills misinterpreting]] ''that''.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Tessa' s Tessa's mutilated body is not shown, aside from her bloody hand, we get only vague shots of Blum's equally mangled corpse, [[spoiler: and the camera cuts away just before Justin is gunned down.]]



* InfantImmortality: Averted. Tessa's baby is stillborn.
* IronicEcho: Tessa tries to convince Justin to help a family home so that they do not have to walk for days, but Justin rejects her, telling her that they cannot help everyone. Tessa replies that it at least ''does'' matter for this one family. Later, Justin tries to save a little girl, arguing the same way Tessa did back then, and gets rejected to, [[TearJerker having to leave the little girl to her fate]].
* JerkAss: Kenny Curtis, head of Three Bees; foul-mouthed, bad-tempered and totally corrupt. Actually has the nerve to call Tessa a bitch- after her death- ''right to Justin's face.''

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* InfantImmortality: Averted.{{Averted}}. Tessa's baby is stillborn.
* IronicEcho: Tessa tries to convince Justin to help a family home so that they do not have to walk for days, but Justin rejects her, telling her that they cannot help everyone. Tessa replies that it at least ''does'' matter for this one family. Later, Justin tries to save a little girl, arguing the same way Tessa did back then, and gets rejected to, too, [[TearJerker having to leave the little girl to her fate]].
* JerkAss: Kenny Curtis, head of Three Bees; foul-mouthed, bad-tempered and totally corrupt. Actually has the nerve to call Tessa a bitch- after bitch-after her death- ''right death-''right to Justin's face.''



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Subverted. While Tessa and Blum are definitely murdered, her murder is made to look as if at his hands, while his is made to look like a homophobic attack rather than an assassination because of their investigation.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. While Tessa and Blum are definitely murdered, her murder is made to look as if at his hands, while his is made to look like a homophobic attack rather than an assassination because of their investigation.



* MistakenForCheating: played for drama, and made ambiguous to the audience for a long time.

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* MistakenForCheating: played {{Played for drama, drama}}, and made ambiguous to the audience for a long time.



* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Tessa's spirit comes to comfort Justin just before he's gunned down]]

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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Tessa's spirit comes to comfort Justin just before he's gunned down]]down.]]



* YourDaysAreNumbered: Tim points out that both he and Justin will both be dead by Christmas- Justin due to the hit put out on him, Tim due to cancer. Given that Justin's assassinated some time later and Tim's never seen again after this meeting, [[TearJerker it seems he was right.]]

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: Tim points out that both he and Justin will both be dead by Christmas- Justin Christmas-Justin due to the hit put out on him, Tim due to cancer. Given that Justin's assassinated some time later and Tim's never seen again after this meeting, [[TearJerker it seems he was right.]]
5th Dec '16 4:09:58 PM Hjortron18
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* IronicEcho: Tessa tries to convince Justin to help a family home so that they do not have to walk for days, but Justin rejects her, telling her that they cannot help everyone. Tessa replies that it at least ''does'' matter for this one family. Later, Justin tries to save a little girl, arguing the same way Tessa did back then, and gets rejected to, [[TearJerker having to leave the little girl to her fate]].
1st Sep '16 10:59:55 AM DrOO7
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* InfantImmortality: Averted. Tessa's baby is stillborn.



* ManlyTears: Justin after Tessa's death.



* PosthumousCharacter: Tessa, Arnold.[[spoiler: Technically, Justin as well--his final moments are depicted as flashbacks during his funeral.]]



* PosthumousCharacter: Tessa, Arnold.[[spoiler: Technically, Justin as well--his final moments are depicted as flashbacks during his funeral.]]
1st Sep '16 10:53:24 AM DrOO7
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* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: Justin's death is incomprehensibly ruled a suicide, despite, as his friend cites, his body "bearing no less than 8 bullet wounds from three different guns, none of which matched the one he held in his hand."
** Blum also supposedly killed himself out of guilt for killing Tessa--in a manner that would be highly unlikely and utterly impossible for him to do.


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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Subverted. While Tessa and Blum are definitely murdered, her murder is made to look as if at his hands, while his is made to look like a homophobic attack rather than an assassination because of their investigation.
29th May '15 3:40:41 AM Morgenthaler
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A 2005 film, based on a book by JohnLeCarre.

We open with Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a mild-mannered British diplomat, saying goodbye to his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz) at an airfield in Kenya. A few days later Justin's boss tells him Tessa may have been killed.

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A 2005 film, based on a book by JohnLeCarre.

Creator/JohnLeCarre.

We open with Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), (Creator/RalphFiennes), a mild-mannered British diplomat, saying goodbye to his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz) (Creator/RachelWeisz) at an airfield in Kenya. A few days later Justin's boss tells him Tessa may have been killed.
18th Oct '14 8:20:46 PM DrOO7
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* DawsonCasting: Tessa is identified as being 24 years old in the news reports surrounding her death, but Rachel Weisz was 34/35 at the time the movie was released.
18th Oct '14 8:19:21 PM DrOO7
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* BuryYourGays: It's mentioned that the reason Blum had to hide his homosexuality is because he would likely have been imprisoned or even murdered had it become known. When he ''is'' killed (for other reasons), his body is mutilated in a manner that indicates that his killers knew this and either (a) disfigured him so as to add insult to injury or (b) wanted to make his death look like a homophobic attack.



* NoBisexuals: Justin is convinced that Arnold isn't having an affair with Tessa when he's told he has a boyfriend.

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* NoBisexuals: Justin is convinced that Arnold isn't wasn't having an affair with Tessa when he's told he has a boyfriend.


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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Tessa's spirit comes to comfort Justin just before he's gunned down]]
11th Sep '14 8:49:27 PM DrOO7
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* GoryDiscretionShot: Tessa' s mutilated body is not shown, aside from her bloody hand, we get only vague shots of Blum, [[spoiler: and the camera cuts away just before Justin is gunned down.]]

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* GoryDiscretionShot: Tessa' s mutilated body is not shown, aside from her bloody hand, we get only vague shots of Blum, Blum's equally mangled corpse, [[spoiler: and the camera cuts away just before Justin is gunned down.]]
3rd Sep '14 1:18:29 PM BondGirl
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Or "they", rather. The reason behind Tessa, Arnold, [[spoiler: and ultimately Justin's]] murders.
3rd Sep '14 1:15:25 PM BondGirl
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* GoryDiscretionShot: Tessa' s mutilated body is not shown, aside from her bloody hand, we get only vague shots of Blum, [[spoiler: and the camera cuts away just before Justin is gunned down.]]



* PosthumousCharacter: Tessa, Arnold.

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* PosthumousCharacter: Tessa, Arnold.[[spoiler: Technically, Justin as well--his final moments are depicted as flashbacks during his funeral.]]
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